The start of the year has been a bit stormy, but there has been a break in the weather for a new Art Trek. So Michelle and I decided to get out of the house and have an adventure.
Come join us for Art Trek, January 6, 2023
City Hall’s Metro Gallery
Our first stop was City Hall’s Metro Gallery, where some of the Latimer Art Club’s members’ work is being displayed. The Latimer art club has a rich history dating back to 1921, when the club began in Reno. Today many members are carrying on the tradition of Plein-Air painting inspired by Lorenzo P. Latimer.
This show, “Color, Light, and Contrast,” has a wide variety of artwork, including abstract, traditional, glass work, and more. We spent some time chatting with Eileen Fuller about each painting and the glass works; there is a story behind each piece.
“Color, Light, and Contrast” is an exhibition you should see. The Gallery is a chore to enter as Reno’s City Hall has one entrance during the week. To get to the Metro Gallery, go to the City Hall’s second-floor entrance, found in the parking garage, then take the elevator to the first floor, where you will find the Gallery. Seeing these beautiful works by the Latimer club’s artists is worth the effort of finding your way into the Gallery.
Check out the photos, and I am sure you will agree.
“Color, Light, and Contrast” by members of the Latimer Art Club is from January 9 to February 17, 2023, with a Reception: Thursday, January 12, 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
Reno City Hall – 1st Floor
1 E. First Street, Reno
Sierra Arts Riverside Gallery
From there, we went across the street to the Sierra Arts Riverside Gallery to see their exhibition “Department of Strange – Art of the American Sideshow by Killbuck.”
Killbuck’s art features the tradition of circus banners. Killbuck is a master, and if you have seen his work, you will want to come to this exhibition to see some of his best work in one place. If you have not seen Killbuck’s work, you owe it to yourself to experience the art of Killbuck.
The photos do not do justice to these powerfully entertaining pieces of art.
“Department of Strange – Art of the American Sideshow by Killbuck” runs from January 4 to January 28, with a Reception: Saturday, January 21, from 12 to 4 pm.
Sierra Arts Riverside Gallery
17 S Virginia Street, Suite 120, Reno
McKinley Arts & Culture Center
One of the galleries we often find ourselves at is the McKinley Arts & Culture Center; technically, there are two galleries, a west, and an east gallery.
In one Gallery, there is an exhibit from the Doral Academy of Northern Nevada, “Diverse Dragons Developing Connections, Community, & Collaboration through the arts.”
The other Gallery has work from three artists. One of the artists is Julianna Horvath’s “Calm Spaces.” One of the other artists is Margaret Pollack and her show “Morte.” The third artist is Ryan Hartman and his thought-provoking show “Headcase.”
I would love to go deeper into Ryan Hartman’s exhibit, but I need to learn more to speak to the artist’s intent, but from what I saw, the work explores mental illness, and it is powerful.
Check out the photos to see the diversity of these artists.
From there we went to the Stremmel Gallery, where we spent time taking in the variety of artists on display this month. The Stremmel Gallery is between featured artists, so many artists and styles are displayed. This made for a perfect time to take in each piece on exhibit.
Take a look at a sample of the art on display at the Stremmel Gallery.
1400 South Virginia Street, Reno
The Depot Gallery
The Last stop on our tour was the Depot Gallery in Sparks.
The art of Christopher Van Buren is the current exhibition at the Depot Gallery. There is a dream-like quality to his intimate images of body and mind. His work is enjoyable to experience and when you are there, take a moment to see deeper into Van Buren’s art and see what you get out of it.
Christopher Van Buren at the Depot Gallery
January 5 @ 8:00 am – January 28 @ 5:00 pm
831 Victorian Avenue, Sparks
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